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Olympus EPL-5 Empty Battery HELP

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All,

 

My camera recently began indicating the Empty Battery warning icon. At first the camera indicated this warning message after only shooting a few images. When this first occured I thoght to myself...thats funny I know I charged my battery.

Later that afternoon I return home and charged the battery that was in the camera and replaced the battery with a know charged battery. Wouldnt you know..the same problem has occured.

Later after attempting to charge both batteries, I decided to confirm if my charger was operating correctly. I went to a local electronics supply store and tested my batteries with their charger and found that my batteries were holding charge.

I then decided to purchase a new battery anyway and found the new battery to have the same problem.

 

My assumptions is that the camera must have a batery voltage sensor that has failed. I live in Guam so sending the camera in for maintenance and inspection is possible but I forsee this taking over 3 weeks to occur, at minimum.

 

Has anyone experienced this same problem? Any suggestions or remedies?

 

Thank you for your help,

 

Mike

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Does the camera shut down? New E-PL5's are dirt cheap these days, (under $US 300). If you want to keep shooting one, you might consider buying one as a backup.

 

Sorry I have no real advice for you.

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